Education

New animal care course on the way at GOTAFE

GOTAFE will soon offer a new animal studies course to meet the changing demands of the animal care industry. Launching in August, a Certificate III in Animal Care Services will provide students with skills and...

Kathy Mourkakos, new Whittlesea Secondary College principal, to prioritise students

By Max Davies GIVING students a voice is a priority for Whittlesea Secondary College’s newly appointed principal Kathy Mourkakos. Having worked at the school since 1997, Ms Mourkakos has filled a range of roles including year...

Mental health support for students introduced

Improving student wellbeing is on the State Government’s agenda, introducing a $200 million investment to support young people within schools. More than 1800 school campuses will be more prepared to help at-risk students, with each...

Teaching opportunity for Mitchell Shire residents in Japan

Mitchell Honbetsu Sister City Committee is looking for a dedicated teacher for kindergarten-aged kids in Mitchell Shire’s Japanese sister city Honbetsu. Current teacher Samara Cooke will return to Mitchell Shire in March next year after...

Construction set to begin at Wallan primary schools

Sod turning ceremonies at two primary schools in Wallan last week marked the beginning of new construction projects that will expand and improve the schools. Our Lady of the Way and Wallan Primary School have...

Road safety funding boost for Seymour College

RoadSafe Goulburn Valley and Seymour College are among 90 Victorian schools, councils, and not-for-profit organisations to receive a grant to deliver programs to reduce road trauma and save lives. Funding from the State Government’s $1.5...

Help wanted to uncover St Patrick’s school history

St Patrick's Primary School is seeking community assistance to locate historical items that relate to the school and the Kilmore area. The school’s own historical collection from before 1979 was lost during the move to...

Supporting Seymour students through employment opportunities

Schools and TAFE students in the Seymour and Puckapunyal areas will continue to benefit from a partnership to provide vocational opportunities from the second largest employer in the region. The Seymour Puckapunyal Youth Partnership, between...

Willowmavin Primary School remembers beloved teacher

By Colin MacGillivray The Willovmavin Primary School community came together on Thursday to pay tribute to beloved teacher Kate Taylor, who died from a blood clot in April. Students, staff and families helped to create a...

Premier visits Donnybrook Primary School construction

By Colin MacGillivray Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made a visit to Donnybrook last week to inspect the site of the under-construction Hayes Hill Primary School, due to open its doors next year. Mr Andrews joined Member...